This gingerbread with maple cream cheese frosting is the quintessential holiday dessert! It is warmly spiced and perfectly sweet!
Once Thanksgiving is over, I waste no time moving into full-blown Christmas mode. Truly, it is my absolute favorite holiday!
Confession…I am totally one of those people who starts celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. I start playing Christmas music in early November (if I can wait that long) and put up my decorations before Thanksgiving is over.
It’s not that I don’t like Thanksgiving, it’s just that I feel the Christmas season is too short, so I like to start the celebration a little bit early. 🙂 The sights and sounds of the season are second to none. The anticipation that builds as we count down the days until Christmas fills my heart.
But now that the rest of the world is in Christmas mode, I can share this wonderful recipe for gingerbread with maple cream cheese frosting. It just wouldn’t be right to keep this one to myself!
You know how some desserts just simply scream “Christmas?” This is absolutely one of those.
Today I’m sharing a quintessential holiday dessert– gingerbread! It is loaded with warm spices and is delightfully sweet on its own thanks to the depth provided by brown sugar and molasses, but it is completely taken to the next level with the addition of maple cream cheese frosting, adapted from a classic Martha Stewart glaze.
I’ve decided the frosting is definitely not optional…it’s just that good!
This gingerbread is adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction and is baked in a loaf pan but is moist and cake-like in texture. It can serve as a dessert for a holiday dinner, a snack when you need a break from wrapping presents, or even an easy breakfast for Christmas morning.
I’m a big fan of easy holiday treats, and this gingerbread with maple cream cheese frosting definitely fits the bill. It’s a breeze to prepare and is the perfect tasty addition to your holiday menu or to bring along to a holiday get-together. You’ll love it!
If you’re looking for more festive treats, check out these holiday favorites:
- Cranberry Streusel Pie: A Festive and Beautiful Holiday Dessert
- How to Make Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows for the Holidays